VALPROIC ACID- valproic acid solution 
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Read this Medication Guide before you start taking valproic acid and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment.

What is the most important information I should know about valproic acid?

Do not stop taking valproic acid without first talking to your healthcare provider.

Stopping valproic acid suddenly can cause serious problems.

Valproic acid can cause serious side effects, including:

How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions?

Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Do not stop valproic acid without first talking to a healthcare provider. Stopping valproic acid suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping a seizure medicine suddenly in a patient who has epilepsy can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).

Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.

What is valproic acid?

Valproic acid is a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines, to treat:

Who should not take valproic acid?

Do not take valproic acid if you:

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking valproic acid?

Before you take valproic acid, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements and medicines that you take for a short period of time.

Taking valproic acid with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist each time you get a new medicine.

How should I take valproic acid?

What should I avoid while taking valproic acid?

What are the possible side effects of valproic acid?

Valproic acid may cause other serious side effects including:

Call your healthcare provider right away, if you have any of the symptoms listed above.

The common side effects of valproic acid include:

These are not all of the possible side effects of valproic acid. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Valproic Acid Oral Solution USP?

Keep valproic acid and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about the safe and effective use of valproic acid.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use valproic acid for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give valproic acid to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about valproic acid. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about valproic acid that is written for health professionals.

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What are the ingredients in Valproic Acid Oral Solution USP?

Active ingredient: valproic acid

Inactive ingredients: cherry flavor, FD&C Red No. 40, glycerin, methylparaben, purified water, sodium hydroxide, sorbitol and sucrose. May also contain citric acid to adjust pH.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Revised: 5/2020
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